Monday, 26 March 2012

Mow Cop Castle

Mow Cop Castle
(Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 10-24mm @ 24mm, 1/320s @ f/8)
Mow Cop Castle is an eye-catcher folly in the village of Mow Cop on the Staffordshire-Cheshire border. It was built in 1754 for Randle Wilbraham of Rode Hall in Cheshire to enhance his view and to serve as a summer house. After a chequered history involving disputed ownership, neglect and illegal quarrying the folly was handed over into the care of the National Trust in 1937. This photo taken in glorious spring weather this afternoon.

2 comments:

  1. Great pic...you'd never know it was early spring with that clear blue sky.

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  2. Hi Al. Yes, we've had great weather for the past week but I'm afraid it's likely to cloud over and cool down tomorrow. Can't complain for March though!

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